Review ~ Against The Tide ~ Nikki Groom ~ reviewed by Donna

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~I was happy until I met him.
I was content until I met her.
~That’s a lie. I was lonely.
That’s a lie. I was incomplete.
~He was nothing but a handsome distraction.
She was nothing but a pretty pastime.
~That’s untrue. He changed my life.
That’s untrue. She altered my world.
~I blame him.
I blame her.
~I blame myself. He wasn’t to know.
I blame myself. It wasn’t her fault.
~I don’t want to need him.
I hate that I want her.
~There’s no easy solution.
There’s no going back.

Review

After reading Nikki’s first two books Holding Aces and High Stakes and absolutely LOVING them, you can only imagine how excited I was to get my hands on this book. Yet again I had my mind blown! The quality of Nikki’s writing keeps everything fluent and smooth.

 

Megan found herself in the middle of a mess when she was naive and ignorant to some wrong doings around her, the less she knew the better right? Her long time sweetheart turned into a stranger so she wanted an out.

 

Introducing Finn the hotty across the club. Going through a rough time himself feeling responsible for his sister and his mum.

 

One night of letting loose turned into something more.

 

Finn and Megan had such a magnetic pull between them you couldn’t help but hold your breath and wait for the outcome! Nikki’s writing again keeps you captivated and intrigued with all the feels, I laughed and cried and everything in between, as if I was there with the characters watching everything play out before my very eyes.

 

The supporting characters were charismatic, Harley, Kyle and Jamie my ultimate faves! The camaraderie between the boys is at times hilarious, and there were a few times I would have spat my drink out laughing (if I was drinking) at the bluntness of Jamie, who doesn’t have one of ‘those’ friends?

 

The plot twists were totally unexpected and kept you reading on as fast as you possibly could.

The thing that stood out the most for me was the raw emotions created. Not only was the scene set in enough detail for you to picture it like a movie but the moods flitting across the pages were intense and awe inspiring.


Thoroughly enjoyed this Nikki, Thank You and keep them coming! ❤

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New Release & Review ~ Against The Tide ~ Nikki Groom

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Title: Against the Tide

Author: Nikki Groom

Release Date: April 13, 2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Blurb

I was happy until I met him.
I was content until I met her.

That’s a lie. I was lonely.
That’s a lie. I was incomplete.

He was nothing but a handsome distraction.
She was nothing but a pretty pastime.

That’s untrue. He changed my life.
That’s untrue. She altered my world.

I blame him.
I blame her.

I blame myself. He wasn’t to know.
I blame myself. It wasn’t her fault.

I don’t want to need him.
I hate that I want her.

There’s no easy solution.
There’s no going back.

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Excerpt

“Is Damien Brooks the guy you were at the club with, the night we …”

“The night we fucked in the alley?” she answers brazenly.

“You’re not very lady like.”

“I never claimed to be a lady.”

I lean forward in to the space between us, she pulls back a little until her shoulder hits the door trim. “Is Damien Brooks the guy you were at the club with the night we fucked in the alley?” I say in a low, soft voice. My eyes linger on her lips as her mouth drops open slightly, and the next breath she takes shudders through her chest.

“Yes. What does that matter?”

“Was he selling drugs there that night?”

“I …I don’t know what he …I don’t even know what I’m talking to you for.” She unbuckles her belt and starts tugging on the door handle. “Let me out. I must be fucking insane. You’re a psycho, a fucking lunatic, let me out of this fucking car before I kick the fuck out of your window with my heels.” She demands.

“Go ahead. Not my car.” I laugh, sitting back in amusement to watch the show.

“Should have known that too. Did you steal it? Of course you stole it, you just take what you want don’t you? You wanted me that night, and you took me. You just took me again, against my will, from outside my home.” She utters, “So what will you take next? What is it that you want from Damien, from me? I don’t have any money, I don’t have any drugs−”

I silence her hysterics by grabbing the back of her head roughly and crashing my lips against hers. There’s something about her that shoots a charge through my body, it’s against my better judgement but the frustration I have around my feelings toward her fuels the passion.

About the Author

Nikki Groom

Nikki Groom is a hopeless romantic, lover of all things happily ever after and firm believer that love makes the world go around.
In her spare time, you will find Nikki laughing with her very treasured family, walking with her beloved dog in the hundred acre wood or curled up in a cosy corner with words and wine.
She lives in East Sussex with her husband and two children. Having turned her hand to many things over the years, Nikki is now proud to add ‘author’ to that list.
Having always been a dreamer, Nikki’s imagination stretches far and wide, which enables her to get lost in faraway places and imaginary people.

Nikki loves to chat, especially about books! You can find her here…

Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Email | Blog | Amazon

Additional Books by Nikki Groom

Holding Aces (The Kingdom, #1) | High Stakes (The Kingdom, #2)

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 Review

Reviewing this book is difficult because I can’t find the words to express how it made me feel, the fact is it did make me feel, a lot! I went through every single emotion whilst reading, the sadness brought me tears and the happiness left me smiling.

This is a story of two very wounded souls and their journey through the toughest time of their lives. It’s a perfect take on the ‘can they overcome everything that’s standing in their way’ story but the stand out to this story for me is how real it feels. Quite often in books of a similar theme too much is thrown at the characters that it’s hard to relate too, Nikki keeps this simple it’s not the quantity of things that’s the issue it’s the severity.

It’s hard not to imagine yourself as the characters and feel as if you’re experiencing their drama, that’s in part down to Nikki’s beautiful writing that flows fluently in all her work but also props go to the story itself. It’s gritty and relatable. Funny and heartwarming. Along with the sad times there’s light and happiness. Then there’s Finn well he’s a whole lot of hotness with a round of fun and a sprinkling of broodiness. I fell for him easily and his passion with Meg was beyond hot! As for Meg she’s the woman everyone has the potential to be, she’s run down by life but underneath she’s a fighter and we see her strength grow throughout.

In summary it’s a beautiful, fresh and beguiling read. I was captivated from the get go and the way I felt when reading those final four lines will stay with me forever.

Another job amazingly done Nikki!

Cover Reveal ~ Against The Tide ~ Nikki Groom

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Against the Tide

Nikki Groom

April 13, 2015

Contemporary Romance

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Blurb

I was happy until I met him.
I was content until I met her.

That’s a lie. I was lonely.
That’s a lie. I was incomplete.

He was nothing but a handsome distraction.
She was nothing but a pretty pastime.

That’s untrue. He changed my life.
That’s untrue. She altered my world.

I blame him.
I blame her.

I blame myself. He wasn’t to know.
I blame myself. It wasn’t her fault.

I don’t want to need him.
I hate that I want her.

There’s no easy solution.
There’s no going back.

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Excerpt

I realise that I’ve been waiting to see her since the last time she was here. I’ve wanted to feel that electricity that fires off her when she holds my gaze, and every week that she’s not been here, I’ve been disappointed. We haven’t spoken, haven’t even exchanged smiles. There’s just something there. It’s like we seek each other out, and I don’t know why. It’s turned in to a habit I like more than the ecstasy I take.

“Hey Finny boy, Tequila, you in or you going for a piss?” Kyle calls out behind me loading his question with the silent search of my intentions for this evening.

I glance back at him answering “Yeah, man.” When I look back, she’s still there. Looking. Just looking. No smile. No scowl. Just looking at me like there’s something compelling her to do so. The light catches her lip ring and my eyes roam the length of her body like a hungry man that’s been starved for weeks, no, months. She gives off something that makes my hormones run rampant, like an unbalanced teenager. Only I’m fully aware that I’m a grown man and I know exactly what I want to do to her. God, what I would do to her. She’s dressed in a little black dress, and I mean, little. It’s simple, but the sexiest thing I’ve ever seen. It hugs her tiny, perfect waist, and only just covers her ass. Her legs, her perfect legs, which even though she isn’t tall, look just long enough to wrap around my waist …

“Here.” Harley nudges my arm and hands me a shot of Tequila. I take it mindlessly, all the while still locked on to the enigma on the other side of the room. Then she does something that floors me. She nods, winks, and raises her glass to me across the room. For a second, I’m stunned at the action. We’ve been watching each other for weeks, no words, no actions, just the silent knowledge that we both know we are looking at each other. Now she’s broken the silent pact, what does that mean?

 

About the Author

Nikki Groom

Nikki Groom is a hopeless romantic, lover of all things happily ever after and firm believer that love makes the world go around.
In her spare time, you will find Nikki laughing with her very treasured family, walking with her beloved dog in the hundred acre wood or curled up in a cosy corner with words and wine.
She lives in East Sussex with her husband and two children. Having turned her hand to many things over the years, Nikki is now proud to add ‘author’ to that list.
Having always been a dreamer, Nikki’s imagination stretches far and wide, which enables her to get lost in faraway places and imaginary people.

Nikki loves to chat, especially about books! You can find her here…

Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Email | Blog | Amazon

 

Additional Books by Nikki Groom

Holding Aces (The Kingdom, #1) | High Stakes (The Kingdom, #2)

 

Giveaway!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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